Windows 8's five biggest enemies
Feb 16, 2012, 13:01 (6 Talkback[s])
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"5. The Linux & Mac Desktops
"What? You thought I was going to say that the Linux and/or Mac
desktops were going to rise up from their combined less than 10% of
the desktop marketplace and smite Windows 8? Please. Contrary to
Windows fanatics? view of me, I?m not a Linux fanboy. I just like
"Specifically, I think the Linux desktop is the best for power
users and I think the Mac desktop is best for people who just want
an easy to use desktop. Thanks though to Microsoft?s illegal
desktop monopoly in the 90s, its rivals never had a chance to
flourish and to this day they?ve never been able to catch up.
Windows 8 won?t increase Windows? PC market-share, but it will only
cause a slight decrease on the desktop, not a catastrophic decline.
Unfortunately for Microsoft, Windows 8 has far more bigger rivals
to worry about.
"4. Google Chrome Operating System and the cloud"